The Feel of History

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29 minutes / Colour / 2017
Directed by
Lise Zurné

Country of production Netherlands

Each year, on the 1st of March, a historical society called the Komunitas Djokjakarta 1945 re-enacts one of the last battles with the Dutch colonizers of 1949 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Following their preparations, this film seeks to portray this community and its main members. It explores why these men are so interested in re-enacting the past. By focussing on the material culture of re-enactment, one learns how these re-enactors create a spectacular and romanticized re-presentation of the past that allows them to temporarily be the warheroes that they worship so much.

In the 2019 RAI Film Fest

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